Who is actually arming the whole world
• Who is actually arming the whole world
The war never stops: if you think that the world is easy - simply check your TV. Maybe he's just broken. Outbreaks of armed conflict erupted in the tens of points of the globe. But where are all these weapons countless rebels, fighters with the system and simply gangs? About three-quarters of the world's production of weapons there are only five countries: the US, Russia, China, France and Germany are ready to give all interested persons the power of its defense industry. See also, who is actually arming the whole world.
The United States is the undisputed king of the war. This country is responsible for 30% of the world's weapons sold and works with constantly updated customer base. US suppliers of the main part of the arms in Central America, where the import of weapons has grown by 68% since 2007. In the sphere of interests of the merchants of death falls and the Middle East: the main partners - Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our country is trying to keep up. Russia is facing severe criticism of the international community for the provision of 78% of the weapons that were used in Syria from 2006 to the present. At the moment, almost 68% of all sales in this industry is in Asia and Oceania. India is the largest client of the Russian arms factories: adopt demand is constantly increasing.
Close to the Russian move the Chinese arms industry. In 2012, the great red dragon left behind even the UK - traditionally the world's largest player in the arms market. In addition, China is still the world's second weapons buyer, and its exports increased by 162% since 2007. Basically, it is a weapon in the Asian and African markets.
The situation in Africa
Armed conflicts are African States about $ 18 billion a year - as much as the country receives donations from the international community. Coincidence? I do not think. In Burundi, anyone can buy a couple of grenades at the same price as the beer. The total import of arms to the continent increased by 104% over the past five years. In North Africa, its statistics: 350% in the last two years - due to the conflicts in Egypt and Libya.
The European demilitarization of
Meanwhile, the arms trade in Europe is declining. Since 2007, two major suppliers - Germany and France - have declared 18% decrease in sales. In addition, now there is a lively discussion of trade relations between Germany and Saudi Arabia, a country which buys nearly a quarter of all German weapons and is already the 10th largest arms importer.
the old continent Demand
Demand weapons in Europe has decreased by as much as 20% over the past five years. The point here is not increased peacefulness of the Old World: the problem is the economic crisis. The last major purchase was made by Spain. The Government has spent in 2011, as many as 1, 4 billion euros, bought from Russia 24 combat helicopters.
Despite the fact that the bulk of the market share of state-owned arms trading is a pretty dull business. Almost a million of the 7 million produced firearms had been lost, or that it is much more likely to have been stolen. Corruption in the global defense industry is estimated at $ 20 billion a year.